Ok call me a huge loser if you want but I bought the new Pokemon Soul Silver yesterday. I spent my Sunday kicking back catching some Pokemon and earning some badges. What a flash back to my childhood it was.
Gone are the days of ye olde Pokemon Red or Blue and having only 150 Pokemon to deal with. As of 2009 there are now almost 500 different Pokemon. So much for the “gotta catch’em all attitude”. More like “gotta catch a fraction of whats out there”.
Anyway this new generation of Pokemon brings us all the same fun as all the others. Travel from town to town catching new Pokemon, battling other trainers, and winning badges at the local Pokemon gyms.
A little something new was the Pokewalker that was bundled with the game. Using infrared signaling between your DS and your pokewalker you may take one Pokemon with you anywhere you walk. It’s basically a pedometer that allows you to gain XP for the Pokemon that you choose to take. Interesting way to get the children off the couch.
If you have a DS and fond memories of the good old Pokemon series, go pick it up. I promise it will give you the warm fuzzies and make you play until your vision is blurred.